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Farming

Seeka profit rebounds

Kiwifruit 4:44pm A bumper harvest and new business opportunities help push up first-half profit of the kiwifruit company.

Farm sales still rankle

Farm sales A 2012 farm sale to an overseas buyer still rankles with some farmers who wished to buy the properties themselves.

Auckland livestock numbers discussed

hen Auckland's urban animal owners can have a say on council's proposed animal management bylaw.

Life is busy

Jody McCaig always finds time for a hug with sons Finley, 2, and Miles, 7 months. New baby, new job, new awards. Life is busy and challenging for one of New Zealand's top sharemilkers.

Effluent dumping bid opposed

Dairy effluent A farmer has applied to extend a dairy effluent discharge permit.

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Related story: Lochinver Station sale leaves Fed Farmers 'uneasy'

Think outside the square

Instead of buying the new Holden this year, buy in a few truckloads of bales. Louise Giltrap works on the "prepare for the worst, hope for the best" theory when it comes to planning for the weather.

Trim milk season not a disaster

It is super trim season yes, but milk and disaster, no.

Can it be slowed?

Possible dairying scenario

Dairy rebound not certain

Milk powder Dairy prices have flattened after a 40 per cent fall, and volatility is tipped to continue this year.

China needs more NZ milk

New Zealand is well placed to take advantage of a big jump in Chinese milk imports by 2020, a report says.

Synlait reports strong demand

New challenges sought

Effluent dumping bid opposed

A farmer has applied to extend a dairy effluent discharge permit.

Ties to land endure

Rob Stokes Third generation farmer resists the dairying drive and has found a way to profitably run sheep and cattle in an often harsh environment.

Search sector's young leaders

A young NZ beef producer to get the chance to attend the Five Nations Beef Alliance conference and young leaders programme in the US.

Good outlook for NZ meat

Up for the challenge

Calves raising revenue stream

Raising wagyu calves in a specialised calf-rearing unit allows Taranaki business to capitalise on strong global demand for premium wagyu beef.

Sheep breeder honoured

Roger Marshall Highly regarded ram breeder and founder of the kelso breed Roger Marshall has been recognised in the Sheep Industry Awards.

Master shearer title delight

Nathan Stratford thinks it's "pretty cool" to be named a master shearer.

Milk dairying for advice

Transparency in wool levy sought

Mild winter a boon for lambers

While the lambing season has been good so far, last season's drought has stunted growth.

Price of cereal grain buoyant

Harvester in action in Canterbury field. A limited carry-over of feed grain from last harvest is keeping up domestic demand and prices.

Northlander takers Young Grower crown

Kiwifruit and avocado specialist Patrick Malley was named Young Grower of the Year last night.

The world's smallest apple

Apples go like a rocket

Seeka profit rebounds

A bumper harvest and new business opportunities help push up first-half profit of the kiwifruit company.

Memories of little lives lost and saved

John McClaskey and Boy John McCaskey yearns for the lambing and calving beats of yore.

Being self sufficient

It is a long way from New York to Marton, but Max Varney is pleased he made the journey.

No more rules

Leptospirosis widespread

Farm sales still rankle

A 2012 farm sale to an overseas buyer still rankles with some farmers who wished to buy the properties themselves.

IRD warning for dairying

ird Dairy farmers need to take action now to avoid high Inland Revenue interest being charged on tax owed for the season, warns a tax expert.

Keep calm and carry on calving

Here is some timely advice as the strenuous demands of calving approach.

Take worries away from clifftops

Cows like to be cool, too

Plantain guru casts light on system

About 80 Taranaki beef and sheep farmers have a new insight into growing plantain.

Bigger plans on the way for Fieldays

Hamilton's Mystery Creek Pavilion is filled with the latest in agribusiness offerings for the Fieldays. Planning is already well underway for next year's Fieldays, as the team celebrates the success of the most recent event.

A brave new world

Technology is set to make farming a push-button business in the next decade.

Sculpture's timely entry

Upbeat over tech future

Chile chases youngster's invention

Young inventor Patrick Roskam is on an upward trajectory of success following his acceptance of his latest award.